Naval Light Combat Aircraft, MIG29 K Fighter Aircraft successfully take-off on INS Vikrant
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Light Combat Aircraft (Navy) and MIG29 K Fighter Aircraft on 6 February successfully performed a maiden landing and take off from India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant.
An overview of the news
This shows India's prowess in designing, developing, producing and operating aircraft carriers with indigenous fighter aircraft.
India's first Made in India aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was commissioned into the Navy by Narendra Modi on 2 September 2022 at the Kochi Shipyard.
With this, India has joined the list of countries with the capability to build more than 40,000 ton class aircraft carriers.
INS Vikrant is built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. It has been designed by the Warship Design Bureau, formerly known as the Directorate of Naval Design. It is the in-house design organization of the Indian Navy.
MIG29 K Fighter Aircraft
Navy's MiG-29K aircraft has been upgraded by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons.
The MiG-29K, which is procured by the Navy directly from Russia, is equipped with weapons of Russian origin.
HAL has also initiated integration of indigenous weapons such as Astra on the MiG-29K.
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